Squandering Aimlessly: My Adventures in the American Marketplace

By David Brancaccio

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"Squander: to spend or use something precious in a wasteful way. Squandering ranks even below 'leaving it in a passbook savings account' on the list of the greatest personal finance sins of our age, according to Brancaccio, who hit the road to determine the right answer to the question of what to do with money. Brancaccio gets this question from Marketplace listeners all the time: What does one do with a lump sum, perhaps the proceeds from some stock options, the profit on the sale of a house, an inheritance, a bonus, a settlement, or even a modest accumulation in a savings account?"

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